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Lit up the Arena!

by Waiban, Harmonic Empire

Greeting my little tributes, Waiban here! Well, this was a pretty interesting game. Lots of players got their hands on some explosives from Mr Unknown Sponsor, yet never lived long enough to use them. Here I thought they were gonna blow up the whole arena! Anyways, congratulations to Team Greater Charville—Charville and Greater Tagrai—for their victory!

FIFTH RUN - 48 TRIBUTES (2 DUMMIES)

Flanderlion
(Partner)Flanderloin
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(Partner)Vylixan
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(Partner)Ssejekistan
Marxist Germany
(Partner)I'll go SOLO!"
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(Partner)The Chuckle
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The Monthly Tabloid

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June 2020

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Warm Greetings to all fellow readers of The Monthly Tabloid. This is the first edition of the newsletter. The Monthly Tabloid is the official newsletter of the region of india. The tabloid aims to share the happenings in the region with others. Please read our newsletter and upvote the dispatch.

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Regional News

Founder Reigns!!

The most important incident that took place in India on June 2020 is the crowning of the new founder for the region. The founder account Nirupama which was used by former WAD Tripunithura for 9 long years was handed over to former WAD and current Prime minister Indusse. The crowning was done between the WAD elections and Thripunithura retired from the founder's office. He had served India from its re-establishment and before. The Former founder had contributed numerous good remarks to India. Wishing all the best in his future, The Indian Administration ends the article.

NK the new WAD!!!

Neo Kerala was elected the new WAD of India the June elections. He won the Elections easily due to his reputation, activeness and his position in the region. He faced tough competition from the former WAD Indusse. The other rival was Indus Valley Civilization who quit the elections half way. Indus valley civilization who stood as pragjyotishpura couldn't get even 7 votes in the Elections. The founder Nirupama sworned in Neo kerala and his proposed cabinet on 14th June 2020. The region found a great rise in its population after the election reaching the biggest in its history.

Coup De Etat!

The region witnessed a rare incident on 29th June. The regional delegate Neo Kerala was overthrown in a accidental Coup by the prime minister and former WAD Indusse. The coup gained Foreign attention and discussions started in the discord. Later, The administration set up a reverse coup which made Neo Kerala the WAD again. Due to the Coup, the region imposed a temporary Endorsement cap. The admin nations can have upto 20 endorsements whereas others 15. The coup resulted in sudden confusion and debates.

Diplomacy Boost!!

India, a region founded in the Antiquity and liberated and refounded with the help of Texas,10000 islands and Yggdrassil in 2009 planned to open embassies and consulates In reputed regions of Nationstates. The prime minister lodged requests for Consulates in the regions of The East Pacific and The south Pacific. The consulate requests were approved within a day or two and the Regional consulate started it's working then and there. The region reopened embassies with its old Allied Region of Yggdrassil with the help of Goddess Relief Office and Thembria SSR.

Champion de AIFC

After the long interval, sports cycle restarted in India with the second season of All India Football League (AIFL). The tournament was a success and Indusse became the champions defeating Kumbhalgarh in the finals for 1-0. The tournament hosted by Orissa Islands which is the puppet of former champions Northwest Kalactin was the exhibition of the soccer spirit and Fanbases in India. Indusse who won the tournament didn't loose a single match this season. The effort of Gilgit and Baltistan, sports minister and Orissa Islands, Host helped the tournament to be a success and get completed. Special Mention to Kumbhalgarh for their extraordinary sporting spirit and performance in the tournament. The tournament stats can be founded here.

Inter-Ministry Appointment

The Cabinet Members called for a meeting for discussing the establishment of inter-cabinet appointments in the region. Nations wants to participate in the administration and help the ministers to make India great. Upon the requests of Bharat India and Euphrateans, the prime minister called on a meeting of the other ministers. The meeting results have not yet been published and would be done soon. The most awaiting results will be published to all.


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In Laraniem's World Factbook Entry, we like to save the funny/crazy/inspirational moments for the world to see when they visit our region. However, since this has started, we have run out of things to say. We're just speechless. We are now asking YOU to visit the region and leave a message, with the chance of being featured on the World Factbook Entry with your quote, nation and region name.

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Happens every time I have one.

Don’t know why

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Koxor wrote:I have indeed voted for His Sacredness.

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10000 Bank Transfer, 200K Drop, and a Successful TNP Pull Event

July 5, 2020

Card News, edition 6


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If you have news that I missed, news of your own, suggestions, or questions, feel free to TG me for a quick response! Also, if you want to advertise your card farms, events, etc. make sure to let me know! If you want to be added to the subscriber list, please let me know as well! Previous editions and other card resources may be found here: page=dispatch/id=1391357


Luna Amore Crashes 200K

Luna’s deck value graph

After dethroning Koem Kab for a brief period, Luna Amore has crashed their deck intentionally through the deflation of Misplaced States and Aki Zeta, dropping 200k in deck value, from 202,531 all the way to 1610. The deflation was achieved by selling 10 copies at a low price, resetting the MV entirely. When questioned as to why, Luna simply said “The best part of a roller coaster is the drop.” This is the new record for the largest single day drop, and it is also notable that Luna Amore holds the record for the largest single day gain, at 86K. Those are some impressive numbers, and they will likely stand for a long time. Since the drop, Luna has hit 100 copies of Aki Zeta and has inflated it to around 90.

Various Technical Changes Implemented


A mass copy transfer, the root cause of the issue

Ballotonia has announced a few key changes to cards. First of all, after Honeydewistania pointed out that Kortza was not issued the correct badge after their issue was published, Ballotonia manually updated their card from an uncommon to an ultra-rare card. As a result, the card data dump was updated despite being recently updated to fix similar problems. This also means that deleted cards have been removed, and the cards queries page has been updated to account for these changes. Additionally, the API was updated to allow for searching of a nation's asks/bids as well as their current collections. The former was also implemented into The Northern Light’s card queries, and these changes have already proven to be very useful for users throughout the game.

TNP June Event a Major Success


The finds history of Ramaeus

Despite being overshadowed by the Card Raid in the May Pull Event, The North Pacific Cards Guild moved forward with their June pull event. During the nomination process, it seemed as if The Dark System S2 was going to be voted in, however, as a result of N00027 crashing the card, many nominations were changed, eventually settling on the recently CTEd Ramaeus S2 card and Flag Thief S1. Both of these cards belonged to influential players that have since ceased to exist. There was a level of uncertainty surrounding the event, as many wondered whether the event would be hijacked again, or worse, blocked entirely by a rogue defense attempt. Luckily, neither of these events happened, and more than 30 unique traders pulled at least 1 of the 2 cards, making it a highly successful event. Additionally, neither card crashed significantly, which is always nice to see after a pull event.

Cards Bug Breaks the Game


A mass copy transfer, the root cause of the issue

After starting a mass copy transfer as usual, Noahs Second Country noticed that whenever they clicked on their cards page, other users would complain about the game briefly being unplayable for a brief period, and the loading time was quite long. While at first believed to be a coincidence, it became increasingly clear that this page was causing problems in gameplay operations, farming, and everything else. Furthermore, other users could trigger the issue by clicking on the link. Luckily, the bug was quickly patched out by Ballotonia, but it still caused quite a bit of temporary chaos throughout NS.

Olympics 5 Ends
9003’s Olympics ended in controversy as the duo of Noahs Second Country and Giovanniland won 3 of 4 categories while also triggering the triple prize bonus, with All Wild Things winning the last category. Overall, Gio/Noah found more than 2000 ripple cards, 3100 commons, and nearly 200 epics, easily winning their respective categories. However, many opponents have called the tactics employed into question, as the duo ran a pull event in order to pull copies of Sionis Prioratus on their Olympic puppets, enabling them to gain 200 additional bank. As a result, Noah redistributed their prizes to other competitors, and has refrained from participating in future editions of the Olympics. Regardless, congratulations to all of the winners!

To respond to some of the issues, 9003 has updated the rules for Olympics 6, banning sales of more than 30 bank and explicitly disallowing pull event participation from Olympic puppets if they are not run by puppets. Good luck to all competitors of Olympics #6! See the leaderboards here, courtesy of Racoda: page=dispatch/id=1389369

CDA Conducts Another Successful Defense
The Card Defenders Alliance has conducted another successful operation, as a result of Giovanniland’s market watching skills. A Testlandia pull event was deemed a complete bust, despite more than 60 bids. Giovanniland now leads the CDA in total defenses. Additionally, Big Farma has posted a dispatch clarifying the mission of the CDA and listing membership, roles, and an FAQ for those interested: page=dispatch/id=1396015

Noahs Second Country Breaks 2 Records


The trades history of -ii, the transfer card in question

Noahs Second Country has recently broken 2 records, one for the most trades on a single card, and one for the highest transaction ever recorded. In the first, the card -ii reached 6,487 trades, surpassing the previous record set by Refuge Isle using the S1 card of Tiradella. As a result of Noah’s mass copy transfer strategy, the trades graph is also quite interesting, featuring dozens of pikes and dots at different values. For the second record, Noahs Second Country amassed more than 10000 bank in order to test the upper limits of the bidding system. It was determined that 10000 is the maximum possible bid, and Noah later transferred this bank on the card Death and Killing Tactics 3, instantly pushing the MV to a clean 1000, enough for second on the overall leaderboard. This is the largest ever transfer, and impossible to beat, with the closest being multiple transfers between 7 and 8 thousand bank conducted by Koem Kab.

We’re a little TEAPOT
Written by Evrigenis
Within TEP, interest in NS trading cards has been brewing for several months, and it has found its culmination in The Eastern Association of Pacifican Ornamentation Traders (TEAPOT). The new body has struck out from existing cards organizations by deciding to be independent of regional government while simultaneously being the region’s official cards association. In addition to being able to sign up on the East Pacific’s regional forums, residents can apply by pinging The East Pacific Tea Company on the regional message board or telegramming that nation with the pledge to abide by the Charter. The full text of the Charter is available Linkhere.

How did the tea come to be?
On the 6th of June, the Vizier and Arbiter Goose Zukchiva fielded the idea to make the Association official. They then promptly wrote the first draft of what was to become the Charter. This spurred on many questions about what the foundling organization was to look like: Would it be part of the government or independent? How should leadership be structured? While the legislative debate was developing, another important question was asked: What should it be named? Feu de Glace, also known as Sakana, CAME UP with the current name to hearty approval. Rateafication on the 13th was unanimous. Thus, The Eastern Association of Pacifican Ornamentation Traders was born.

Who serves the communitea?
In the wake of the Delegate election, the cards community held its own tea party leadership contest. Nominations were plenteaful; however, the election boiled down to former Overseeing Officer of EPSA, current Minister of Regional Affairs, Feu de Glace/Sakana and Deputy MoIC and cards enthusiast Evrigenis/y0. The campaigns focused on Linkwho the Steward should be and Linkhow the Association would strengthen TEP’s communitea, respectively. Both campaigns were well received, and on the first day after voting was opened, “abstain” led. In the final analysis, the results were 3 abstensions to 3 votes for Sakana to 4 votes for y0. With y0 taking a sliver of a lead, they became Steward. The full voting record can be viewed Linkhere.

How tea get started?
Evrigenis’ first action as Steward was to appoint Feu de Glace as Deputy Steward. y0 also set up the beginnings of the structure for the TEAPOT, going through with their campaign promises to hold a contest for a new official card storage nation, open a heisting reports thread, and accept new members. What’s next? We’ll soon find out!

Originally published in The Eastern Pacific News Service’s June Edition. Edited and republished with permission.

The TCALS Debate Reopens with Changes Imminent
Ballotonia recently announced that in light of recent events, changes will be made to what is known as the ‘Trading Cards Anti-Laundering Service’, the mechanic behind pull events. With this announcement, many nations have clarified or changed their stance on the topic. In an attempt to remain unbiased on the subject, here are some copy-pasted responses from the thread, which can be found here: viewtopic.php?f=15&t=485209
Here is some clarification on the subject, for those unaware: page=dispatch/id=1383564


The Northern Light
If anything, the way the anti-laundering system has been used since it was first reported has reinforced my views:

1) The bidding mechanic overwhelmingly favors players with big card farms, who are best positioned to freely create arbitrary amounts of copies of any card they want, with minimal risk.

2) Price correction generally does not work. It has happened for some cards (the top few epics), but high-value legendaries that are being spawned in copious amounts remain just as expensive as before. Even when the price of a card does drop, having vast amounts of copies of the, now lower-valued, card still results in deck value increases. What's even worse is that the many lower-valued copies tend to concentrate in the decks of very few players, who are then free to drive the price up to its previous levels. Finally, in certain cases where a pull event is organized to attack the value of a card, players that own multiple copies of the card can "block" the spawning of new copies by simply placing some random common card on the market at the same time.

3) As the numerous transfers of large amounts of bank show, this mechanic is not effective against bank transfers.

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I have two proposals for how to change the system:

a) This is what I had proposed in my original post: Remove the bid mechanic, and change the system so that cards that are on auction simply have higher odds of being spawned in packs that open during the auction, independently of the number of bids placed on the card. The odds could be set so that about 1 copy would spawn for every 1000 packs opened---this number is certainly not set in stone, it's simply my own crude estimate of the spawn rate we had in regularly-attended pull events before the bid mechanic was discovered. Other factors that currently affect spawn rate (people suspect that the auction price is one of them) can remain in place. [EDIT: See also here for another advantage of this proposal.]

b) Change packs so that their contents are determined when the pack is created (i.e., when the nation answered the issue that created the pack), and not when the pack is opened. This would make pull events a lot less effective, as people would no longer be able to stockpile essentially arbitrary numbers of packs, in order to open them while a specific card is on auction. Additionally, participating in a pull event would require answering issues (and potentially creating new nations to get more issues) on top of opening packs, making the whole process a lot more tedious.

To offer some statistics in support of proposal (b): Currently, I do "private" (i.e., not advertised, so that they only benefit me) pull events, where I open 3000 packs across 1000 puppets, to spawn extra copies of two cards that I constantly bid on. The whole affair takes me about two hours, and I generate about 20-24 copies total (10-12 for each card).

If proposal (b) was implemented, the same event would now take me at least eight hours, given that I'd need to answer five issues for each of my 1000 puppets. During that, I would only be able to open 800 packs new packs, bringing the number of copies I spawn down to 5-6. All in all, I would need to work for 300% extra the time to get only 25% the number of cards.


Noahs Second Country:
1. Pull events/TCALS as both an anti-inflation mechanism and a card duplication mechanism can be combated with 10 bank and 3 commons - though perhaps the problem is that people are unwilling to try and stop them?

2. Removing mechanics deemed 'harmful' by a vocal minority of cards players is kind of pointless and not necessarily healthy to the game either. Mechanics like TCALS and inflation create new ways to play the game (at least for those who play for MV) beyond simply doing the same monotonous farming and buying legendary cards process over and over again. It has become more and more clear to me that the community really only wants to have one way to play this game - as seen by the unreasonable dislike of players such as Farrakhan, Timao, and Refuge for the way that they play the game.

3. The market is completely public and anyone can theoretically join in on the pull event fun... even the 'private' pull events.

4. My conclusion is the following: People will always find a way to exploit the system. People can adapt to whatever meta shift comes there way - heck, even Koem Kab has started doing pull events. The system is fair.

Mikeswill:
I'm old and have not been able to understand the use of scripts or API or whatever the name the tools are that you yung'uns talk about meaning every issue and puppet and junking is done one by one by me. It takes tons of work. TCALS has become a short-cut to obtain higher value cards. I like it when I have a chance to participate such as pull events. I don't care for it much when players are able to to manipulate the system when vast numbers of players are not online. Regardless of what fixes are put into place, players will find an opportunity to take advantage of any changes that are made. I just try to keep up.

Evrigenis
Based on that, I think we could 1) implement a nerfed version of the current system with bidding increasing pull probability 2) reset the MV to JV and 3) add a new census stat: Gallery Size. 1) would allow new farmers to continue to benefit from pull events, while the probability boost could decrease at an increasing rate as a function of number of bids (if that’s unclear, think about the graph of 1/x). 2) lets the free market reign as we see which prices people actually trade at. 3) incentivizes other forms of play, and helps people remember that DV is not the end-all-and-be-all of this game (I personally think the object is to have fun and be a good community member, but that’s not quantifiable for a stat XD).

Ransium
I think everyone crowing about how effective TCALS would become if card rarity were more of a factor are sorely mistaken. My transfer card (linked to in OP) has ~50 owners when all copies I have are on a single nation. I think many other well used transfer cards are similar. Lots of people for whatever reason don’t sell transfer cards they farm.

It also means that if S3 has a card like Nerv or OT and a big farmer gets their hands on it early they could effectively monopolize the card if they were smart. For example, they could hold their own person pull event at some odd hour of the night and then (if owners not copies was a factor that heavily impacted odds) distributing copies to pups. I think all your suggestions trying to keep pull events alive but trying to mitigate too much manipulation are misguided. Pull events are manipulation. It just so happens that they are publicized manipulation. Any mechanic allowing pull event manipulation of pull odds can almost certainly be exploited far more effectively by a single or small group of players privately holding pull events when others don’t dilute their odds.

Trader Spotlight
Elegarth is another well known member of the card community, and definitely one of the more experienced ones on the scene. Card News was able to obtain this interview which helps to explain their intentions and perspective on cards as a whole.

Interview with Elegarth
Interview conducted by The Unified Missourtama States. Note that it is more than a month old, and answers are subject to change
Q: What brought you to collecting cards, and what is keeping you collecting?
For April's Fools a couple of years ago, I was basically retired. So much, that only one of my main series of puppets was alive - which is also why there is only one Elegarth card in S1. I like collecting cards, in general. Probably because of my background as a Magic: The Gathering player. And I also like collecting sticker albums - like Panini's World Cup album of stickers. So when, in that April's Fools, the Card came out, they totally drew me into them, and my sense of "collections" pulled me to them. I tried to collect during the event as many cards as I could, and I was really excited about the cards coming back for good. Once they did, I could just continue! But I was very slow in the uptake, and didn't even started farming until months later, as I only had a few nations :p
The fact that there are new seasons of cards, and that collecting is a challenge, is what keeps me doing it!

Q: How do you feel the card community is changing? is it getting better or worse?
Well, the cards have grown, and that is awesome. The S1 cards community was mostly ruled by a small group of players with a lot of what I call "puppet power". However, farming has become more widespread, more and more players with very decent farming abilities are now fully integrated, and I believe that has helped the community improve. More people = more trading = more cards moving everywhere, hence, the easiest it becomes to collect.

Q: Many small cards players like to maintain the idea of large farmers (such as you) as villains, do you agree, do you like this perception?
I understand them: is what I originally felt when I realized the reason my small 10 nations weren't making a big collection, is because there were already players with hundreds and thousands of puppets. So, while I don't AGREE with them, I understand how they feel and why they feel that way. I was there too.
The best thing I could tell them is that farming is in and by itself a whole aspect of this game now, like RPing, WA authoring and SC authoring. And people who want to involve themselves with them, will always find people in the NS community willing to help, guide and teach them. Some of the most useful tools for card farming are available to anyone. Is just putting in the effort into it like other players do in other aspects of the larger NS game.

Q: What is your favorite card?
My own from S1 :p As I said, I had only ONE nation alive for the S1 deadline, and hence, even tho some of my puppets have lived for years and years in the NS Verse, the S1 Elegarth is special because of that.

Q: What is your favorite collection? Why?
Giovanniland's TWP Collection! It is a collection truly done and gathered with the heart. It MEANS something. Hence, it's my favorite.

Q: What advice do you have for others in the card community? (Both spiritually and technically)
Don't give up! Collections are hard, but they are always worth the time you put in them. Also, join the Card's Discord, engage with the community, learn. It will all be easier!

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Collection Spotlight
By Giovanniland - forum thread

A few notable collections have come to attention recently. This edition, we'll focus on regional collections - check them out!

The Pacific: By new collector Vylixan, it already groups over 200 cards from both seasons! There are over 6,000 cards from The Pacific in both seasons, but nevertheless this collection is surely off to a good start.

Lazarus Season 1 and Season 2: Another collection from a Game-Created Region, this time Lazarus! Debussy has collected 1,800 Lazarene cards already, including the sole legendary within the region. With a great amount of bank, the collection has potential to grow even more.

Spiritus Season 1 and Season 2: Here's a recently completed regional collection by The Salaxalans. It is surely a large collection, and full of potatoes!

The North Pacific S1: Although not a completed collection (lacking only 5 of 1,738 cards), it's the largest season 1 regional collection - funded by one of the largest card farming puppet squads in the world. Full of legendaries and other high-valued cards, it definitely represents the largest region of NationStates.

New Publications
A few cards releases/events have occurred over the past week:

The Monthly Snapshot 2 - A project spearheaded by Destructive Government Economic System on behalf of the North Pacific Cards Guild, with contributions from Praeceps, Noahs Second Country and others. This features many notable events from April-May, including market analysis, which is not currently covered by Card News. Check it out!

TWP Trading Card Introduction by Recuecn and Giovanniland - Another regional guide targeted towards beginners to cards, with contributions from Mediobogdum and The Unified Missourtama States.

The Card News Index by Noahs Second Country - A complete list of Card News resources, articles, competitions, and more.

The Rejected Times Issue LVIII by - While not strictly a cards publication, this features an extremely misleading entertaining opinion article written by Bormiar

If any card literature comes to your attention, please let us know by TGing Noahs Second Country

Random Article (do not take this seriously, I am being held against my will)
Article created at the request of Praeceps after a very serious incident in the gardeners’ discord
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2nd Edition July 5, 2020 (logo by El Spana)

Labyrinth Government Update
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As usual, the Labyrinthian government is hard at work to continue improving the Labyrinth, here's what they've been up to this week.

The Council Update

Alt Accounts Act Passes Unanimously!
Swiftlandia’s Alternate Account Act was unanimously passed this week, tightening the rules of alts. This will help elections remain fair and the government will be keeping a close eye on alts to make sure they don’t pass as voting nations. Despite some early concerns, the entire council agrees that this act will help improve the region’s alts.

Land Gain and Regression Act Crashes and Burns
El Spana’s Land Gain and Regression act was also voted upon this week. The council eventually decided that the act should not be passed for numerous reasons. The act was eerily similar to PPPPCC's Land Gain and Invasion Act, and had hoped to fix some flaws with it. Some council members merely had issues with the format, while others worried that act was not entirely fair.

Council Seat 3 up for election July 13-15
The Labyrinth has an election coming up for the 3rd council seat currently held by PeePeePooPooCaCa, the July election will be a small election, but meaningful and all citizens are encouraged to register for citizenship and vote in the upcoming election. More information on the election and how to run/vote can be found below in the important notices section.

A List of Acts and Documents Mentioned:

(these news updates were written by inter-regional government reporter Doctriniumn)

Cabinet and Monarchy Update

Monarch Update
A message from our king, Minos, to the regional council: Notice to the Regional Council Members I intend to put forth a new policy to smooth out the operations of the Council. All legislation submitted to the Council shall have the raw copied and placed into a new dispatch on the Clerk of the Labyrinth. This way, I will be able to update the legislation when anything is amended by it, and we do not risk a hodgepodge of different laws and acts everywhere on ten different accounts.
King Minos also began the "Champion Program," Champions of the Labyrinth is a program that he intends to use to acknowledge and honor the fantastic contributions of our member nations. Read about it in the following dispatch and let King Minos know if you have any questions, feedback, or think that there's someone in particular that deserves to be a Champion. "I am very excited to implement this program, and I hope that you all enjoy it," [King Minos]. Read about it here

WAluigi Delegate and Vice Delegate Inter-regional activity
El Spana introduced a bill to the council, which was quickly and unanimously shut down. Uber Automated Luxury Cosmic Socialism has not been seen around for a while and questions have begun to arise. Once again a very quiet week in the delegate offices.

WAluigi Delegate WA update
El Spana only voted on 2 resolutions this week, a low number, and introduced no proposals, here's how he voted.
El Spana voted for the World Assembly Resolution Ban on Forced Blood Sports
El Spana voted against the World Assembly Resolution Repeal "Military Identification Tag Act

Foreign Affairs and Embassy Updates
The Labyrinth neither gained or lost any embassies, there is no other foreign affairs news at this time

Internal Affairs News
Munifia has been very quiet and inactive, some have begun to wonder about his position as Secretary of Internal Affairs. We will keep you updated on this situation.

Cultural Affairs
Swiftlandia has begun work on designing a replacement continent two and officially added terrain to the map. Swiftlandia is also been busy at work on the Labyrinth Times newspaper, and may begin work on a few more projects soon.

Labyrinth Regional Activity, and Embassy Region News

New Nations
The Labyrinth gained 12 new nations this week, none have made introductions on the RMB yet, but we are always glad to have new nations. Welcome!

CTE'ed Nations and West Korea!?
16 nations ceased to exist this week in the Labyrinth, we will miss them all. The big news is about The united states of western korea, who was banned by a NationStates moderator. West Korea was an active member of our roleplay and RMB, when all of a sudden one morning his nation was banned. This was a shock to many Labyrinthians, because it was a ban by an official moderator, a serious offense must have taken place. He still has one alt in the labyrinth, in which he came on and announced he will be back in one month, he provided no further information. The government will be keeping a very close eye on his activity and hope to discover what happened. This is a very intriguing situation, and we will keep you updated.

EMBASSY REGIONS’ NEWS

Our good friends at 21st Century Rome recently established a student exchange program, and sadly, there was also a minor land dispute involving Alexander the Magnus.

There was recently a conflict in 21st Century Rome involving numerous nations such as Romaniche, Novos Romanos, Azoris, Kamchakta, among others. A treaty was signed and reconstruction has officially started.

In phoenix partners, Puppet SCP Fuadation recently started a corporation agreement similar to a stock market in which corporations in the region register and see their companies’ values, they can also role play with them. The Labyrinth greatly supports this.

The Vincence Kingdom is also currently debating whether nations currently not in an alliance to create one and start a cold war so look out for some interesting upcoming scenarios.

Labyrinth RP news
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It's been a busy week for the Labyrinth roleplay, so lets get into it

Collapsed governments
Starting off with some sad roleplay news the government of West Korea has fallen. West Korea was an active member of our roleplay community. It is a sad day to see him go. He still has alts and said he may be back in one month's time. His former nation's land has been claimed by MoneyGoodLand. We will let you know of any developments

New nations
There were no new nations introduced on the RMB, or added to the roleplay map

Wars/Invasions
We have some major news regarding the Poland War, and East Kazakhstan War.

Polish/Hersse War
We'll start off with the Poland war, Poland, who attempted a change to capitalism in order to join the ESA, had a major fascist uprising, which was supported by the neighboring Hersse. Hersse had been pushing the Polish back into the capital. Many nations supported Poland and the capitalist side, but alas it was not enough and the fascist uprising took control of Poland. The situation remains very unstable, and could spark another war in the future. Neighboring nations are advised to keep a close eye on the situation and keep heightened security at the Polish border.

Kazakh Federation Civil War
There is also major news on the East Kazakhstan front, the levant declared war on the Kazakh Federation. The communist levant became a war ground between the capitalist Kazakh Federation and communists, the communists despite being outnumbered drastically, the levant was insanely well equipped from an unknown outside source. The war quickly became a stalemate, with no gains by either side. The capitalist Kazakh Federation began having foreign intervention from the Flex Sealian Brotherhood, PPPPCC, Ugosal, and West Korea (former). The war remained a stalemate, but finally the capitalists began making traction, and advancing on the levant. The capitalists eventually after a long, hard, intense war pulled through, and restored power of the levant to the Kazakh Federation. The area finally has a little bit of peace. However, the area is still pretty hostile and remains an area to keep an eye on.

MoneyGoodLand's Struggle with Domestic Terrorism
Earlier this week MoneyGoodLand had announced that a secret society known as "The Panto Society" who aimed to bring down authority in all ways, shapes and forms, and posed a significant risk to national security. The MoneyGoodLand Secret Service went right to work on dissolving the issue. The Panto society began committing acts of violence and destruction around MGL, the group began to grow and agents were found in The Kazakh Federation, West Korea and El Spana, this was becoming a serious issue not only for MGL, but for all of the Labyrinth. The group spread quickly, but between the MGLSS, and international agencies the group was mostly dissolved,they could come back though and remain a threat to the Labyrinth. We will keep you informed on any incidents regarding the society.

Elections
The Minosian presidential election began this week, while results have not became official yet, it appears that Dana Moissa is the front runner with Kastan Yarrick not far behind, we will give full results when they become available, more information about the election can be found here

Events
Winston Lake
The Kazakh Federation has begun construction on a city, which aims to be larger than the current capital city of Oskmen, the city is located on the shore of a major lake and looks to become a major hub of the Kazakh people

Economic Collapse in GGAE
A major economic collapse has taken place in Greater German Austrian Empire, following not long after their meeting with fellow Labyrinth leaders, at this time they are asking for any foreign aid in order to help the struggling people.

(The roleplay news was written by editor in chief Swiftlandian Peoples Republic)

THE LABYRINTH WEEKLY ECONOMIC AND INTER REGIONAL REPORT

STOCK MARKET

Puppet SCP Fuadation made a 2.5 billion dollar investment towards the company, Imperial Armed Defense. This is one of the largest stock market investments so far and due to this, such investments would need to be renewed every week instead of every month due to its size and influence over the company’s outcome in the market. Indoinastan invested in the nation’s companies as well, and Commie Tebit joined the market with a few companies.

The stock market’s algorithm has been revealed, it involves a mix of number of companies in a single market, how long they’ve been in the stock market, and high level investments.

Romaniche, Novos Romanos, and The Greater German Austrian Empire submitted new companies to the stock market. Ugosal, The Greater German Austrian Empire and Plus Nova Imperii also invested

TRADE

In response to the massive Kazakhstan/Capitalist Levant V Communist Levant War, PeePeePooPooCaCa traded weapons such as cannons, muskets, and trebuchets to support the capitalist side.

Numerous nations, most notably Ugosal, started hiring agents from MoneyGoodLand to help in protection during these wars.

PeePeePooPooCaCa traded 100,000 fish in return for 100 million Ugosalinese Dollars with Ugosal.

OTHER ECONOMIC NEWS

As part of PeePeePooPooCaCa’s international economic campaign, numerous companies and workers were relocated to the newly united Levant following the war.

During the Poland-Hersse war, numerous nations such as Ugosal started financing and economically supporting sides in the war, with Ugosal supporting Poland.

Ugosal’s messages were misunderstood as him begging and forcing other nations to pay him, but the LoL and him sorted things out.

(The economic report was written by Economic consultant PeePeePooPooCaCa)

Labyrinth Weather

An overcast day for most of the west. Expect showers in the Money Good Land islands, a very stormy day in the midwest, with some serious flooding possible in and around Embilic. Scattered storms and hot temperatures near 96 (36) degrees around Swiftlandia. Mostly fine in the south, except for brief rain in South Norun. In the Central Plateau, temperatures are expected to skyrocket, including a whopping 106 (41) Degrees in Ugosal. For the east, it is a fine day, but a chilly start for East Kazakhstan, which will start at 49 (10) Degrees.

Sports
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Bob Ross Baseball League(Swiftlandia, El Spana and Drazza Ra)

El Spana Spiders 2 - Ross Lake Squirrels 1

Drazza Ra Shreks 3 - Gwaffyton Armadillos 0

PhilPort Reactors 5 - KimJong City 2

Swiffington Chainsaws 1 - Astley Aliens 3

MLGC (MoneyGoodLand Soccer)

THE MGLC SEASON 2
Yes the seasons come that quick my friend

Updates:
The way the games will be played remain the same as in season 1, no change in rules.
We do have a new team to welcome, as we recently attained a new territory, the Korean islands, who now have territorial number 12, and their team is the Korean Islands Football Club, KIFC
This means there will be no extra round, as we have an even amount of teams.
Other than that, the cup will remain the same. 3 points for wins, 1 point for tie, 0 for loss. If 2 teams tie in the leaderboards, the total of goals will each count as 1 point. Top 8 in the leaderboard will qualify.

Round 1

PFC-AC
A heated match, few penalties, just scoring. PFC managed to come on top of MBB this time.
5-4 to PFC

ETFC-KCSO
ETFC continues to show brilliance since winning the last season.
3-2 to ETFC

CFC-BCC
A hard fought tie!
1-1 tie

UJS-CCFC
Uncle Joe continues to amaze, all on his own.
3-0 to UJS

PEFC-MBB
An average match, MBB ended on top as expected
1-2 to MBB

TFC-KIFC
So... Tori faced the west koreans directly. Bottles were thrown from the stands, and the audience was screaming slurs the entire game. The Tori fans were outraged when the West Koreans won, furthering increasing tensions between the two territories
1-2

Leaderboard
Territory | Wins | Ties | Losses | Goals | Leaderboard Score
TFC | 0 | 0 | 1 | 1 | 0
KCSO | 0 | 0 | 1 | 2 | 0
AC | 0 | 0 | 1 | 4 | 0
MBB | 1 | 0 | 0 | 2 | 3
BCC | 0 | 1 | 0 | 1 | 1
PFC | 1 | 0 | 0 | 5 | 3
PEFC | 0 | 0 | 1 | 1 | 0
ETFC | 1 | 0 | 0 | 3 | 3
CCFC | 0 | 0 | 1 | 0 | 0
UJS | 1 | 0 | 0 | 3 | 3
CFC | 0 | 1 | 0 | 1 | 1
KIFC | 1 | 0 | 0 | 2 | 3

// Frank Kankleton, bringing you round 2 in a second

Round 2

MBB-ETFC
With the recent terror attacks and INVASION, this match was not possible to take place really, as neither team wanted to get shot.
0-0 Tie

CFC-AC
The AC's crushed the Colonists in this game, absolute legends
0-5 to AC

PFC-BCC
Ended like you'd expect
1-3 to BCC

KIFC-PEFC
The PEFC came out on top despite the best efforts from the koreans to get a streak going after the match with Tori
1-3 to PEFC

KCSO-UJS
How does he do it? I don't know. Perhaps it is the knowledge of his whole people watching him and believing him. But somehow Uncle Joe managed to win this one as well. It is just incredible that this man plays better than most professional fully fleshed-out teams
1-4 to UJS

TFC-CCFC
Two teams that have nothing against each other for once, and they actually kinda get along. The result of the match was a crowd-pleaser, despite its lack of conflict
1-1 Tie

Leaderboard
Territory | Wins | Ties | Losses | Goals | Leaderboard Score
TFC | 0 | 1 | 1 | 2 | 1
KCSO | 0 | 0 | 2 | 3 | 0
AC | 1 | 0 | 1 | 9 | 3
MBB | 1 | 1 | 0 | 2 | 4
BCC | 1 | 1 | 0 | 4 | 4
PFC | 1 | 0 | 1 | 6 | 3
PEFC | 1 | 0 | 1 | 4 | 3
ETFC | 1 | 1 | 0 | 3 | 4
CCFC | 0 | 1 | 1 | 1 | 0
UJS | 2 | 0 | 0 | 7 | 6
CFC | 0 | 1 | 1 | 1 | 1
KIFC | 1 | 0 | 1 | 3 | 3

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The Democratic Republic of
MoneyGoodLand

1 day 6 hours ago

THE MGLC SEASON 2
Yes the seasons come that quick my friend

Updates:
The way the games will be played remain the same as in season 1, no change in rules.
We do have a new team to welcome, as we recently attained a new territory, the Korean islands, who now have territorial number 12, and their team is the Korean Islands Football Club, KIFC
This means there will be no extra round, as we have an even amount of teams.
Other than that, the cup will remain the same. 3 points for wins, 1 point for tie, 0 for loss. If 2 teams tie in the leaderboards, the total of goals will each count as 1 point. Top 8 in the leaderboard will qualify.

Round 1

PFC-AC
A heated match, few penalties, just scoring. PFC managed to come on top of MBB this time.
5-4 to PFC

ETFC-KCSO
ETFC continues to show brilliance since winning the last season.
3-2 to ETFC

CFC-BCC
A hard fought tie!
1-1 tie

UJS-CCFC
Uncle Joe continues to amaze, all on his own.
3-0 to UJS

PEFC-MBB
An average match, MBB ended on top as expected
1-2 to MBB

TFC-KIFC
So... Tori faced the west koreans directly. Bottles were thrown from the stands, and the audience was screaming slurs the entire game. The Tori fans were outraged when the West Koreans won, furthering increasing tensions between the two territories
1-2

Leaderboard
Territory | Wins | Ties | Losses | Goals | Leaderboard Score
TFC | 0 | 0 | 1 | 1 | 0
KCSO | 0 | 0 | 1 | 2 | 0
AC | 0 | 0 | 1 | 4 | 0
MBB | 1 | 0 | 0 | 2 | 3
BCC | 0 | 1 | 0 | 1 | 1
PFC | 1 | 0 | 0 | 5 | 3
PEFC | 0 | 0 | 1 | 1 | 0
ETFC | 1 | 0 | 0 | 3 | 3
CCFC | 0 | 0 | 1 | 0 | 0
UJS | 1 | 0 | 0 | 3 | 3
CFC | 0 | 1 | 0 | 1 | 1
KIFC | 1 | 0 | 0 | 2 | 3

// Frank Kankleton, bringing you round 2 in a second

Round 3 ; Final Round!

PEFC-ETFC
ETFC coming back from missing a match due to death-threats put on a magnificent display
1-5 to ETFC

TFC-CFC
Colonists from MGL, showing the imperialism of 'em that the Torial people hate. A hard battle, but ending in another tie
3-3 Tie

AC-MBB
A highly anticipated showdown between some top level teams. The AC's managed to win, the ballers are dissatisfied since they believe like the MCSS that the AC territory works together with the Panto society, the people who blew up Port Plentiful
5-4 to AC

UJS-BCC
A top level team, versus a top level man. Who wins? Noone!
3-3 Tie

CCFC-KIFC
This is the rounds of ties apparently, especially 3-3, because somehow the players were inspired by the previous matches and decided to tie 3-3
3-3 Tie

KCSO-PFC
Uh, PFC would win this match really, no shocker
0-2 to PFC

Leaderboard
Territory | Wins | Ties | Losses | Goals | Leaderboard Score
UJS | 2 | 1 | 0 | 10 | 7
ETFC | 2 | 1 | 0 | 8 | 7
AC | 2 | 0 | 1 | 14 | 6
PFC | 2 | 0 | 1 | 8 | 6
BCC | 1 | 2 | 0 | 7 | 5
MBB | 1 | 1 | 1 | 6 | 4
KIFC | 1 | 1 | 1 | 6 | 4
PEFC | 1 | 0 | 2 | 5 | 3
---Qualification Line---
TFC | 0 | 2 | 1 | 5 | 2
CFC | 0 | 2 | 1 | 4 | 2
CCFC | 0 | 2 | 1 | 4 | 2
KCSO | 0 | 0 | 3 | 3 | 0

//Frank Kankleton, soon to report from the real cup

UJS-BCC
Uncle Joe takes the lead in the first half, and the BCC tries their best to stop him in this rematch, but this time, the lone man managed to win.
4-2 to UJS, UJS moves on

AC-KIFC
The KIFC performed less well than expected from their excited populous during the qualification rounds, but managed to put the whole nation flat on its back when it scored 6 goals in this match against AC who kept it at a reasonable 4 goals. What The Heck.
4-6 to KIFC, KIFC moves on

ETFC-MBB
Well... What was previously the most hyped match in history in the first season. And a qualification match that couldn't be played due to WAR. Now it has to be played. MCSS agents were stationed all around, and barely anyone was allowed to watch the match. MBB couldn't stop thinking about last season's final, and slipped on their chance for redemption. They held a tie throughout the game, but at the very last minute they let in a goal from ETFC.
3-2 to ETFC, ETFC moves on

PFC-PEFC
Uninteresting match, but they tied it.
Penalties:
Tinganiki shoots and misses
George Jonhsson shoots and misses
Bookakarako shoots and misses
John Smith shoots and puts it in, 0-1 to PEFC
Pangajonta shoots and misses
John Dough shoots and misses
Heihisamki shoots and puts it in, 1-1 tie
William Petersson shoots and misses
Tranajano shoots and misses
Felix Johansson shoots and puts it in, PEFC wins by penalties
2-2 Tie, Penalties:1-2 to PEFC, PEFC moves on

UJS-KIFC
A SHOCKING UPSET. Maybe it was the tight schedules, maybe it was the bad odor in the locker-rooms, but somehow Uncle Joe lost! The tsardome's people are devastated, and just hope to win next time.
3-4 to KIFC, KIFC moves on... somehow...

ETFC-PEFC
The previous season's winner just couldn't take the last stretch. It was the final minutes of the game, but they let in 2 goals after having a tie the whole game. MBB laughs their bottoms off.
2-4 to PEFC, PEFC moves on

Finals
AND NOW THE GAME NOBODY ASKED FOR, EVER!
KIFC-PEFC
Both teams try their best, but realizing there is no people to show the powers of democracy too, the PEFC loses momentum in the second half. KIFC who doesn't fight for a message, but for territorial pride after losing their government fights on. They manage to score a final, earth-changing goal, giving the lead to them throughout the rest of the game. KIFC, who played so poorly during the opening qualification rounds, has managed to take the crown from ETFC, and has become this season's Champions. And I'm thinking I gotta implement some sort of skill factor into this simulator honestly.
4-3 to KIFC, KIFC wins the whole darn cup!

And there you have it folks

//Frank Kankleton, OUT!

PPPPCC Sports Leagues Finals
The PPPPCC sports leagues season 2 wrapped up this week, final results here

Labyrinth Hunger Games
Winner 1: Moosha (Mooshland)

Winner 2: Isabella Puig (PPPPCC)

The Labyrinth Olympics
PeePeePooPooCaCa is hosting the first Labyrinth Olympics, the following nations are participating Swiftlandian Peoples Republic, PeePeePooPooCaCa, King Minos, Adaorique, Ugosal, Drazza Ra, Federation Of East Kazakhstan, Doctriniumn, Con Vilveria, Tolopel, MoneyGoodLand, and The Greater German Austrian Empire. We wish these nations the best of luck and may the games begin. We will have full results in next weeks edition, you can follow live results here

Other News

EXCLUSIVE: Interview with soon retiring Speaker of the Council Merni

Our editor in chief, Swiftlandia in follow up to last week's story regarding Merni's upcoming government retirement, has an exclusive interview with one of our region's oldest and most influential members Merni, discussing the council and Labyrinth as a whole
1. Why did you join the council and what did you hope to accomplish while in the council?
2. Do you think the council accomplished/accomplishes what it needs to for the Labyrinth?
3. How do you think the council will perform and what direction do you think it is headed after you leave?
4. What changes and/or improvements, do you think need to be made to the council and the Labyrinth in general?
5. Do you think the government is doing their job, and helping the Labyrinth, what improvements do you think need to be made to the council and government if any?
6. Do you like the way The Labyrinth is right now, and the direction it is headed, and why do you think this?
7. What is your favorite part of the Labyrinth?

1. I joined the council mainly because it was a new part of the regional governnment. I had proposed and campaigned for a regional parliament a number of times, but until
now it had never been actually done. Plus, the lockdown made me more free to participate in regional affairs, since I had retired earlier only because I was too busy in
real life to participate fully in regional affairs. I hoped to bring some change and stability to the region, in this time of rapid expansion and unprecedented activity,
and to bringsome experience to the legislature, which was otherwise filled with new members who were definitely capable, but lacked some experience. Unfortunately, due to
RL constraints lately, I haven't been able to do as much as I hoped.

2. We still have a long way to go, but I do think that the council has brought a larger element of democracy to the government, by opening its workings to the public and
allowing anyone to propose a bill. Of course, this also comes with challenges, since many bills proposed to us are not as well-written or fully thought out as we would like.
I'm confident that as time goes on and we get more experience, the Council will be able to solve these initial problems, especially by encouraging Council members to
introduce more amendments to bills to make them more clear and well-defined.

3. I think the council will perform in whatever way its members take it. If its members let it languish and become inactive, then that's what will happen. If, as I'm seeing
now, members are active and enthusiastic, it will become better and better. There is still some time until I leave though, and I hope to do as much as I can while I'm still
in.

4. To the council, we need to have some guidelines that citizens can follow when submitting acts, to make them clear and well-written. For the region in general, I would
like to see more effort to train citizens on how to do better roleplay -- the roleplay training programme needs to be scaled up and made much better and more - how to say -
formalised, with things like written RP examples from longer and more high-quality RP posts.

5. I'm sure the government is doing the best it can. Apart from the RP training suggestion, which I think could be prioritised more, I don't have any new suggestions for how
the government should do their job. In general I've always been pro-democracy, so I always believe the government could improve on that count, but I don't think any new
constitutional changes are likely to be implemented right now.

6. There are aspects that I like and those that I don't. As ever, I love this region's community and its somewhat casual nature, which is for me the best thing about this
region. One thing I don't like right now is the spammy and low-quality nature of the RP and the region in general. I think that the region could be improved greatly if
we took some steps to improve the quality of our RP, which right now feels more like a casual chat than an RP. I'd also like to see better-written bills submitted to the
Council, but I don't know how to do this yet.

7. Definitely the community and the casual fun.

Important Notices

July Election Notice
The Labyrinth is holding an election from July 13-15 for regional council seat 3, currently held by PeePeePooPooCaCa, all Labyrinthians are encouraged to register for citizenship here (if not already, must be a citizen by 7/8/2020) and VOTE. Any citizen wishing to run for the position must declare candidacy by July 11, 2020 12 PM PST,and must do so Linkhere. Best of luck and may the best candidate win!

Important Map Notice
Swiftlandian Peoples Republic is adding terrain to the map so make sure you telegram him your basic geography, you can find more information here

Roleplay Training
The Labyrinth is now offering roleplay training to new nations, and nations new to roleplay, while this is optional it is highly encouraged for all nations. Anyone wishing to go through roleplay training please contact Swiftlandian Peoples Republic

Naming Contest
We are holding a contest to see who can come up with the best name for the newspaper, the winner will be voted on by the region. Can't wait to see what you guys come up with!

Labyrinth Newspaper is Recruiting
Did you enjoy this newspaper, do you want to help the Labyrinth, do you want to make the newspaper better? If you answered yes to any of those questions then we want you to join The Labyrinth Newspaper team. We want anyone who is willing or able to help. We are especially in need of forum, interregional/embassy region, roleplay, and World Assembly reporters. If you can/want to help, or want more info please contact The Labyrinth Times editor Swiftlandian Peoples Republic.

Want to be Featured on The Labyrinth Times
Do you have an event, or story you want featured in the Labyrinth times? If so feel free to contact any of our newspaper team, we would be glad to feature you! The Labyrinth Times is also beginning a new article next week "Ask The Editor," where our editor Swiftlandian Peoples Republic will be answering questions by you, the readers, anyone with a question (regarding anything you want) is asked to telegram Swiftlandian Peoples Republic. We are also looking for any artist interested in creating a comic, anyone interested please telegram (you guessed it) Swiftlandian Peoples Republic, Thanks!

The Labyrinth Times Team
Editor: Swiftlandian Peoples Republic
Proofreader: Wooloo-land
Roleplay Reporter: Ugosal
Government Reporter: Doctriniumn
Economic Reporter: PeePeePooPooCaCa
Sports, co-Weather, and co-roleplay reporter: El Spana


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